Thursday, November 11, 2010

15 Weeks

Our boy is so sweet and adorable and we ask ourselves all the time how we got so lucky. I still say it's because I spent nine months rubbing her pregnant belly and telling him to be happy and mellow.

We've gone to six ounce bottles and that seems to have made him happier. He rarely cries due to perceived starvation now. And some days it actually means he's eating slightly less because it's one less bottle in 24 hours. He's still a long, skinny dude at 15 pounds. He's also sleeping through the night, but the time change has slightly messed things up. His last nap of the day is now at about 4:30 or 5, but he hasn't been waking up from them at 6:30 or 7 like we need him to in order to do his last bottle of the day and change him and get him ready for bed. So, the last two nights we've had to wake up him for about an hour. This also means he's waking up for the day about 5:30 in the morning. Which makes sense to him, he's been asleep for most of the past twelve hours. But as long as he's eating and sleeping well and happy, it's hard to complain.

The sucky part is that Nerdstar generally gets home from work between 5:30 and 7 pm, so she's not getting a lot of time with him in the evening. But, the 5:30 am wake up means she gets more time with him in the morning while I try to get just a few more minutes of sleep!

He and I have pretty simple days together. He spends time in his sit-up chair and tries to play with a couple of the toys on it. There's one where he can spin this ball and he likes to do that. He's really working on his dexterity. It's neat to watch the small but steady progress. He's still not a fan of tummy time, but doesn't scream about it either. He much prefers to lay around on his back and stare at his fist, do some crunches, and squeal. Then he'll get sleepy and take naps. Then he wakes up and eats and if it's a day of running errands we do them then. That cycle repeats about four times a day with some swing time thrown in. The swing has a tray thing that has buttons and lights and music. I think the music is too loud for him on the setting with the lights, which is sad because he likes the lights. There's another setting with softer music, but no lights, and sometimes that puts him to sleep. When he can sit up, we'll find him something similar but that only makes sounds when you push the buttons, I think he'd like that better.

He's still kinda easy to startle, but that's because he spends all his time in a relatively quiet house with me. I might have some music on, or talk radio, but never anything loud.

He's also great in the car and when we go shopping or out to eat - kinda zen and mellow and just likes to watch people and everything going by. I'll be happy when he can sit up and I don't have to lug the car seat onto the shopping carts.

He's starting to track/watch Ramen dog. It's pretty cute.

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